An art show raises funds to develop forest cover in Bengaluru
The impact of climate change is not a thing of the future, it’s happening now and here. While there’s a lot that is being written and talked about, there are also events that are attempting to contribute in their own little way. Prism of Nature, a group show of paintings this weekend, is one such show that is raising funds for the development of a forest area of 1,200 square metres in Bengaluru.
Curated by Aarasa Art Expressions, the show features well-known artists such as Dhiraj Choudhury, Milind Nayak, Gurudas Shenoy, Shirley Matthew and others including Andrew Paul, Remya Kumar, Shraddha Rathi, Naina Maithani Kulkarni, Shan Re and Romicon Revola. “All the participating artists are in some way or the other connected to and supporting the cause. Their artworks too are related to nature. At Aarasa, we host shows with a social message, addressing the current situation of the society,” says Sadhana Menon, founder, Aarasa Art Expressions. From Milind’s abstracts, Dhiraj’s figurative paintings, Andrew’s climate change abstracts, Remya’s forest landscapes and Romicon’s Trilokini installation to Shan Re’s lotus pond, there’s a lot on display.
“The show is also a platform for evolving artists to exhibit their work,” says Sadhana. A part of the proceeds from sales will go towards a project undertaken by Afforestt (a company that focuses on restoring ecological balance in the environment by planting forests). They are trying to create a forest area in Krishnarajapuram.
November 3-5. At Gallery Time and Space, Lavelle Road. Details: 9980991645